Dr. Luke Van Kirk, DO
Dr. Luke was raised in St. Paul, MN, New Orleans, LA and Olathe, KS. He went to undergraduate school at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. There he met friends and had professors that helped him believe he could go to medical school. He ended up going to Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. He only applied to osteopathic schools because he wanted to learn how to manipulate spine and body in order to help his patients as much as possible. Initially, he wanted to go into emergency medicine , but soon he found out he loved continuity of care and getting to know his patients. That made family medicine the most obvious choice for him. He was lucky enough to meet a beautiful girl while he was at Evangel and started dating her just prior to starting medical school. They were long distance since she was in nursing school in Springfield, MO. He decided to do a rotation at Cox Family Medicine residency so he could be close to her. The residency ended up blowing him away, so he put all his efforts into being there so he could be close to his (now) wife and get into his dream residency. He started his residency there in July of 2012 and initially thought he may do a mix of ER work and outpatient family medicine. That would not last long though. Soon he found out that his cousin, Josh Umbehr, had started a direct primary care practice (DPC) called Atlas MD (atlas.md) in Wichita, KS. This completely changed his focus in residency and made him realize he wanted to do nothing but DPC. So much so, that he tried to start a house call business while in residency. Thankfully, he was patient and waited until 12/2015 to start his DPC practice. He believes that it will change the world, the health of his patients and liberate healthcare practitioners to treat patients the way they would want to be treated.
Samantha Neville NP-C
Samantha Neville NP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner who graduated from Missouri State University in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Nursing Practice and is working toward a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Her career has evolved over time with the experiences gained with 8 years as a registered nurse working in med-surgical, orthopedics, cardiac, and ICU. She had the fortune to work in an long term acute health care facility that cared for major trauma patients, spinal cord injuries with ventilators, brain traumas, wounds and much more. She also experienced travel nursing which taught her flexibility. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 5 years working in family practice and community clinics.
Samantha’s lived in the Springfield area for 12 years. She has an adorable son that she cherishes more than anything and loves spending time with him outdoors and playing sports. She also loves taking care of patients and being able treat them with respect. She enjoys working at Command Family Medicine because the Direct Primary Care model allows her to provide high quality healthcare at minimal cost to the patients and the flexibility to care for patients like they are her own family.
Samantha has extensive experience in Endocrinology, she is a member of the American Academy for Anti-Aging and Medicine. This is a specific focus on endocrinology which includes male and female hormones, thyroid function, gut health, and weight loss. Patients who need advanced care in these areas may consult with Samantha to determine a treatment plan. Some of these modalities may require an additional fee and an annual contract in order for Samantha to provide the most thorough and impactful care. These specific care plans may include genetic testing, extensive labs, supplements, dietary recommendations and referrals for further support.
Wm. Brock Frazier, Physician Assistant, Certified
Brock Frazier joined the Command Family Medicine team in 2020. After working in the Emergency Medicine Department, Brock craved a deeper connection and more time with his patients. Brock attended New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho and received and Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Culture before returning to Springfield (his hometown). Brock enrolled at Missouri State University, completed a B.S. in Biology and then tackled the Physician Assistant coursework to obtain his certification as a PA.
Brock’s desire to establish meaningful and long-lasting relationships is part of the reason he chose to pursue the Direct Primary Care model. He is focused on helping patients make positive change in their overall health. He brings impressive acute care skills including many laceration repairs and injury procedures.
In his spare time Brock enjoys playing guitar, composing music, cycling and spending time with his large family. We are thrilled to have Brock here at Command Family Medicine. Brock is currently accepting new patients and would love to meet you!
Nurse Natalie is the glue that keeps the Command Family together. More than just years of nursing experience, more than great rapport with our members, Natalie’s role as Clinic Manager is vital to our daily growth and success.
Outside of the office you can find her spending time with her family and friends probably at a concert or listening to one of her favorite local musicians. She loves to spend time in nature and trains for competitive power lifting. Natalie loves the Ozarks and has lived here her entire life.
Natalie’s compassion for service stems from experiencing health care in the traditional setting for over 20 years. When she learned about Direct Primary Care and the vision of Dr. Luke, she was eager to jump on board.
Natalie joined Command Family Medicine just a few months after we opened the Clinic.
As our team continues grow, Natalie’s leadership and training of our staff will ensure each team member embodies the mission, values and culture here at Command.